Houston Texans Inactives: Kyle Allen’s days are over, more

Houston Texans quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) rushes for a first down (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Texans quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) rushes for a first down (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports) /

As the Houston Texans get ready for their game against the Dallas Cowboys, the team has released its list of players that will be inactive. Among that list is a hint that Kyle Allen’s days with Lovie Smith’s squad might be over.

The list of Houston Texans inactives didn’t have a ton of surprises. Defensive back Derek Stingley Jr is probably the most disappointing. At this point, it doesn’t make a ton of sense that the team hasn’t placed him on the IR. It would appear GM Nick Caserio just doesn’t think there’s much of a point to having another roster spot available.

The full list of Houston Texans inactives on Twitter was released earlier this morning and Kyle Allen’s name stands out. That he’s not going to be on the active roster isn’t a total shock. After all Jeff Driskel was elevated from the practice squad on Friday. However it does seem to indicate that the quarterback who started the last two games is basically done playing in Houston, at least this season.

Davis Mills has officially been named the starter this week and there’s no reason to think he won’t be the starter the rest of the way. Unfortunately for him, he’s not going to have two of his top weapons to throw to on Sunday. Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins are both inactive against the Cowboys as well.

Fullback Troy Hairston and Kurt Hinish round out the players that have been deactivated.

The 1-10-1 Houston Texans are going up against a Cowboys team that is among the best in the league on defense. They’re doing it without several offensive players that have contributed to any semblance of success in previous weeks.

As Lovie Smith, Davis Mills and Dameon Pierce continue to play out the string, it seems as if things are only getting harder. At least they’ve got a chance for an early clinching of the draft’s first pick.